news of August 2000
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|[30 August 2000]
McCreadie comments recent news
Regarding the recent news McCreadie stated the following:
What Mary meant by this is the Online Community Manager. I do not think you know him but this is Chris Ruybor. He is a nice guy and I have chatted to him a few times. But he is all RA2 at the moment, Ted will place your site up along with a few others I guess.
Do You use a Mac to play Command & Conquer? Great, then You're one of the good guys. MacC&C lacks the so called skey-bug. C&Cgold user got with their copy of C&C a bad feature: They can stop enemy units by pressing the s-key. Usually this key is for stopping Your own units, but somehow in C&Cgold it stops foreign units too.
Recently we did a non tourney game to test this issue. While my C&Cgold opponent was able to stop single units of mine, the s-key of my MacC&C only affects my very own units.
I tested my workaround to counter the skey too: While my C&Cgold partner tried to s-key a certain unit of mine I repeated the force move command on the same unit. So it kept moving and wasn't stopped.
Usually I repeat the force move command on units with important missions like APCs in hostile bases. This way nobody stole ever my win by skeying my critical mission units.
I suggest You read the page about short cuts in C&C too.
Bottom line: Windows users have a dirty way to cheat that isn't available in MacC&C. I wonder about it because MacC&C is 6 months older than C&Cgold and features everything from better screen resolution to the abilitiy to play on WChat (both features were unavailable in C&C DOS) that were brought by C&Cgold to our PeeCee friends too. I guess the new question on WChat will be: Do You use a Mac or are You a skeyer?
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Saturday, August 26, 2000
Thanks. We'll take care of it.
Westwood begins to care more about us and the CnC sites like this one out there. Read these mails:
I emailed those in charge of listing fan sites (including Ted, of course)
Beasty -check his alias names- was admonished by Westwood for his bad behavior. He used in June 2000 lots of nicks on WChat to play ladder. He was punished in public and Westwood removed some of his accounts (all then known nicks) because he broke the rules. Recently in chat he was very annoying. He used one nick after another, scrolled messages, typed 1 word per line, harassed other players and so on. Regarding this I asked Mary and she told me:
From: "Beal, Mary" <MBeal@westwood.com>
"Play to make others lose" refers to ACnDC, "chat to make others uncomfortable" refers to Beasty in case You didn't guess it Yourself already. Beasty feels quite cool, because he still owns some working nicks on WChat. He still have these nicks because Westwood put him on test like a rat in a stable of a dark laboratory. No real reason to look cool, isn't it? So, all You blacklisted players out there, be nice! I watch You, my sources watch You, sometimes Westwood watches You too, always I will inform Westwood about You, You're not alone, You never was and You never will be.
Until now every real dirty player I made public on this site was somehow punished. Don't make the mistake to believe You would be the only one to get away with anything. I get You and deliver You right to Westwood ;-)